You can freely enroll in the first semester of Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics and Veterinary Medicine without going through tests. This is what the reform of access to medical school provides. The disciplines in the biomedical, healthcare, pharmaceutical and veterinary areas that must be passed for admission to the second semester will be identified. In the event of non-admission, the training credits useful for changing faculties will be recognised .

The basic text does not change the programs regarding the tests for access to the faculty scheduled for next May and July: the new rules should come into force in 2025.

What does the reform provide?

The text provides that the Government is delegated to adopt, within twelve months from the date of entry into force of the law, one or more legislative decrees for the revision of the methods of access to Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine. In exercising the delegation, the Government must, among other things, guarantee uniform and coordinated programs and the harmonization of the course study plans, for a total number of university training credits (CFU) established at national level; provide that admission to the second semester of master's degree courses is subject to the achievement of all university training credits (CFU) established for the first semester exams carried out according to uniform standards as well as to placement in a useful position in the national merit ranking ; guarantee, in the event of failure to be admitted to the second semester of the degree courses in Medicine, Veterinary and Dentistry, the recognition of the university training credits obtained by the students in the exams of the first semester for the continuation in a different course of study to be indicated as a second choice, making Double enrollment is compulsory and free for the first semester only.

Bernini: «30 thousand future new doctors»

«Transparency, fairness, merit: it is on these principles that the government and the Ministry of the University want to reform access to Medicine, combining the legitimate aspirations of students with the needs of the healthcare system – commented Minister Anna Maria Bernini -. We know that in the coming years we will be able to train at least 30 thousand future new doctors, to whom we must guarantee quality preparation, paying particular attention to the opportunities that new technologies offer in the medical field. We are working on a structured reform that overcomes the limited number and aims at training excellence and the valorisation of skills. We're on the right path. I am really proud of the path that Parliament has also started, in the name of listening, maximum collaboration and unity of purpose."

«It was an intense work that found the maximum convergence of all the political forces - adds Roberto Marti, president of the Senate Education Commission - the hateful limited number that we have known in the last 25 years will no longer exist. We will thus offer our children - continues the senator - the possibility of freely enrolling in the faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine and starting a path that will allow them to have time and a way to orient themselves in the university world, which is a great novelty for everyone. Students will also have the opportunity to verify their vocation and demonstrate the skills acquired by studying the basic disciplines of these degree courses."

The doctors' no

« We are clearly against it, and this is absolutely not a rule of common sense - said the president of the National Federation of Orders of Surgeons and Dentists (Fnomceo), Filippo Anelli -: eliminating the limited number in Medicine means that within 10 years, the time needed to train a doctor, we will have a plethora of graduates who will have no chance of finding a job as doctors. We will only produce unemployed people."


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